Virtuosity! Teacher Bios
Dr. Kate Choi, Piano
Dr. Kate Choi is an acclaimed musician, accompanist, and composer. Dr. Choi has played many solo recitals and concertos with the DK Orchestra in South Korea, and KU Symphony Orchestra at the Lied Center. She performed as a member of Orenunn contemporary trio in NJ, Seoul, and Bangkok. Dr. Choi has been active in numerous master classes and music festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, and summer music schools in France. She holds a DMA from KU and MM from UMKC. Kate is a member of MTAC and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She joined SCA as a Virtuosity! teacher in 2020 after moving from Southern California. She has three children.
Anna Jociryn, Voice, Piano, and Clarinet
Anna Jociryn is finishing up her first year as the PS-3rd grade music teacher at SCA. She is a native Missourian and has a huge passion for music of all kinds, especially worship and jazz. This is her 12th year of teaching music, and she also taught in a private studio for many years. Mrs. Jociryn has her Masters in Music Education from Anderson University, SC, and her Bachelor’s degree from Faith Baptist Bible College, IA. She and her husband John have been married for four years and live in Raymore, MO. When she's not doing all things music, she loves to cook, cater, host events, and spend time with family and friends.
Elizabeth Moline, Violin/Viola
Elizabeth Moline, a native of Kansas City, began playing violin at a young age and quickly developed a love for music. Elizabeth attended the UMKC Conservatory of Music for two years, where she studied violin performance under Joseph Genualdi. Elizabeth later attended Bob Jones University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in music, studying under Dr. Brandon Ironside. Elizabeth has been a part of community orchestras and small instrumental ensembles for a number of years and regularly collaborates with other musicians in the community. During 2018-2019, Elizabeth traveled with the Frazor Evangelistic Team, performing sacred music in churches across United States and around the world. Elizabeth enjoys performing for weddings and special occasions and is involved with the music ministry at her local church. Elizabeth is passionate about instilling a love of music in students of all ages through quality, creative, and enjoyable violin instruction and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Virtuosity! program at SCA.
Caroline Munlin, Piano and Voice
Mrs. Munlin has been teaching piano and voice for the Virtuosity! program at SCA since 2021 and is originally from Springfield, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University where she studied voice with Margaret Cusack. Before discovering her love for teaching, Mrs. Munlin participated in several vocal festivals and Masterclasses in Vienna, Austria and Nice, France, while studying with internationally acclaimed singers and collaborative musicians such as Wolfgang Holzmair, Norman Shetler, and Dalton Baldwin. While pursuing a vocal career in Germany and Austria, she began teaching and soon fell in love with helping others find and cultivate their own musical potential. In December 2020, Mrs. Munlin received her Masters of Music with an emphasis in Music Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. She has been teaching piano and voice for the last seven years. She and her husband have one son and enjoy serving at their church where help is needed.
Joy Parke, Piano
Music has been a part of Mrs. Parke’s life for as long as she can remember. She learned to play piano, violin, and flute as a child and was involved in school band, choir, and high school musicals. She studied piano and voice in college and completed her bachelor's degree in music education. In the spring of 2022, Mrs. Parke completed a master of arts in music with a piano pedagogy (teaching) focus from the University of Central Missouri. She has taught private piano lessons for approximately 20 years. Mrs. Parke is thankful for the opportunity to teach piano at SCA. It is a joy for her to work one-on-one with the students and to see their progress in piano as well as their growth as individuals. She has been married to Phil Parke for 32 years, and they have three sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Parke also sings and plays piano on the worship team at her church, KC First Church of the Nazarene, and assists her husband Phil with the church’s teen Bible quizzing program.
Kristy Ross, Piano
Mrs. Ross has been teaching piano with Virtuosity! since its inception in 2011. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and has one of the strongest retention rates. Mrs. Ross also teaches our elementary and Jr. High worship team classes that help lead worship for the elementary chapels. Mrs. Ross received her education from Central Bible College/Evangel University with a major in music-emphasis in piano and voice. She sang and traveled with Revival Time Choir and provided music for its radio broadcast during her college years. Mrs. Ross’ experience comes from 30 years of music ministry positions in churches across America. Mrs. Ross currently attends Evangel where she volunteers for the worship team and choir. Mrs. Ross has taught preschool through 12th grade music classes and was the chapel coordinator for Grandview Christian School. Mrs. Ross is looking forward to many years to come at SCA!
Dave Sager, Percussion and Drum Set
Mr. Sager is a Kansas City native and has been playing drums since the fifth grade. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Performance, both from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Lee’s Summit Symphony, Kansas City Wind Symphony, and the UMKC Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Sager is currently the principle timpanist for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. He is on the Board of Directors and past-president of the Mid-America Music Association. Mr. Sager also maintains a private studio and performs in local professional groups. He has been teaching for 30+ years and enjoys inspiring percussionists of all ages.
Dr. Stephen Scheperle, Guitar
Dr. Scheperle is from Jefferson City, Missouri, and came to SCA in 2021. He teaches 11th and 12th grade Bible, and serves as the Bible Department Chair and the SCA Chapel Coordinator. He has a minor in church music and has served as the staff pastor over worship at two churches. He formally studied guitar as part of his church music minor, has been playing for nearly thirty years, and has enjoyed teaching lessons to students of various ages and abilities. He especially values helping students who aspire to use their growing guitar skills in church worship.
Dr. Greg Turner, Voice and Piano
Dr. Turner joined the SCA faculty in 2018. He has a D.A. in Music and an M.A. in Music/English from Ball State University and a B.A. in Music/English Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He began his career teaching junior high (7-9) music and English at Santa Barbara Christian School (CA). Since then, he has taught music in public schools in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Prior to coming to SCA, He was the division chair for humanities and fine arts at Fort Scott Community College (KS), teaching music and English. He is the music director (choir director and organist) at First Presbyterian Fort Scott (KS). He and his wife Emily have been married 47 years and they have four daughters and nine grandchildren.
Ben White, Guitar
Mr. White is a Kansas City native musician. Growing up with a musical family, he played several different instruments growing up. Starting with the viola to the guitar, bass, piano, and the trombone. After high school, he attended the conservatory at UMKC. He now also teaches elementary music in the classroom at SCA. Mr. White and his wife Laura live in Midtown Kansas City with their Labradoodle Matisse.
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